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By the Numbers: Team Canada success at the Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games

Team Canada was proudly represented by 468 athletes at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

They are bringing home 164 medals, which includes 46 gold, 55 silver, and 63 bronze. That ranks Canada third among all countries for total medals. It is the second largest medal haul Team Canada has ever had at a Pan Am Games held outside of Canada.

The 46 gold medals are the most Canada has won at a non-hosted Pan Am Games since the 47 earned at Mar del Plata 1995.

Along the way, Team Canada athletes also secured Olympic qualification in 12 events for Paris 2024.

Here are some other fun numbers from the past 16 days in Santiago:

  • A surfer in a red top rides a wave
  • Gunnar Holmgren gives a fist pump and pops his front wheel as he crosses the finish line in first place
  • Jennifer Jackson of Canada celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women’s Mountain Bike Cross Country event during the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games
  • Tammara Thibeault pumps her arm as she is announced winner of the bout
  • A boxer in red top with an Olympic rings tattoo on his arm screams and pumps his fist in happy reaction

1 – Surfer qualified for Paris 2024. Sanoa Dempfle-Olin is set to become Canada’s first ever Olympian in surfing after winning silver in the women’s shortboard event.

2 – Gold medals won in mountain bike. Gunnar Holmgren and Jenn Jackson swept the cross-country events to open the Pan Am Games for Canada.

2 – Boxers that qualified themselves for Paris 2024. Tammara Thibeault and Wyatt Sanford will both head to their second Olympic Games as Pan Am Games champions.

READ: Team Canada earns tickets to Paris 2024 at Pan Am Games

3 – Equestrian teams that qualified for Paris 2024 with podium performances. It will be the first time since London 2012 that Canada will have full teams in all of dressage, eventing, and jumping.

  • Four equestrians in red jackets hold a golden ticket for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
  • Nyl Yakura leans backwards as he kneels and screams in celebration
  • Catherine Choi screams with excitement after winning the gold medal in badminton doubles with partner Josephine Wu who bends over and pumps her fist
  • Maggie Mac Neil poses with seven medals around her neck
  • Three swimmers hug each other on the pool deck

4 – Gold medals won in badminton as Canadians stood on the top step of the podium in all but one event.

5 – Gold medals won by swimmer Maggie Mac Neil, the most ever by a Canadian athlete at one edition of the Pan Am Games.

READ: Magnificent Maggie Mac Neil makes Canadian history at Pan Am Games

7 – Medals won by Mac Neil and fellow swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey, the most ever by a Canadian female athlete at one edition of the Pan Am Games.

8 – Medals won in diving, headlined by Pamela Ware‘s double gold in the 1m and 3m springboard events.

  • Pamela Ware in a pike position mid dive with a yellow and blue backdrop
  • Pamela Ware holds her hands to her cheeks in surprise
  • Water ski goes upside down in the air through the wake of the boat
  • Dylan French in his fencing uniform is tossed in the air by his teammates and coaches
  • Jessica Guo screams with her fencing mask off after a win
  • Fay De Fazio Ebert poses with her gold medal and the Canadian flag

9 – Medals won in water ski and wakeboard, headlined by gold in the men’s overall event by Dorien Llewellyn, just four months after an accident that he feared might keep him from competing.

9 – Medals won in canoe/kayak sprint, including four gold, to top the medal table in the sport.

9 – Double podiums for Team Canada, which includes six 1-2 finishes that saw Canadian athletes stand on the top two steps.

12 – Medals won by Canadian fencers, the most ever by the country at one Pan Am Games.

13 – Age of Fay De Fazio Ebert, the youngest athlete on Team Canada, who won gold in women’s skateboard park.

READ: Our favourite feel-good moments from the Pan Am Games

23 – Years since Sydney 2000, the last time Canada qualified an Olympic entry in any women’s rifle event before Shannon Westlake won bronze in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions to secure a quota spot for Paris 2024.

  • Felix Dolci pumps his fists and smiles
  • Felix Dolci does a one handed swing on the horizontal bar
  • Shannon Westlake smiles while holding her rifle
  • Tugrul Ozer holds his pistol in the air while smiling

25 – Medals won by Canada in the swimming pool, the most for the country at a non-hosted Pan Am Games since 1979.

31 – Years since Barcelona 1992, the last time Canada qualified a male pistol shooter for the Olympics before Tugrul Ozer won gold in the men’s 10m air pistol to secure a quota spot for Paris 2024.

57 – Multi-medallists on Team Canada, which includes 19 swimmers, six fencers, and five artistic gymnasts.

60 – Years since a Canadian artistic gymnast won gold in the men’s individual all-around at the Pan Am Games before Félix Dolci. It was one of five medals he won in Santiago.

Brandie Wilkerson and Melissa Humana-Paredes carry the Canadian flag in front of their teammates

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